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  1. Donation mwmiller
    RHP Member No.16
    21 Sep '13 15:33
    Currently the green dot indicates the member has made a move during the past 10 minutes.
    After 10 minutes it goes away, but the member may still be logged in.
    The dot can be turned on or off in the settings.

    I suggest that it be changed so that it just shows that the member is logged in.
    I think this would be more useful information.
  2. 22 Sep '13 19:07
    How do you (does the site) know that someone is still logged on?
    I rarely bother logging out on my home computer, so that is of little help.
  3. Donation mwmiller
    RHP Member No.16
    22 Sep '13 20:18 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by gezza
    How do you (does the site) know that someone is still logged on?
    I rarely bother logging out on my home computer, so that is of little help.
    Knowing that someone made a move within the past 10 minutes is of little use. You can't even be sure they're still logged in. They may have completed their last move and left.

    Between your post and mine we have shown that the green dot is useless.
    It can be on but that member may have already left.
    It can be off but that member may still be logged in.
    It really doesn't tell us anything that is reliable or useful.
  4. Subscriber Kewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    22 Sep '13 21:36
    Shorten the 10 minutes to 1 or 2 minutes and it'll be a lot closer to being informative.
  5. Subscriber Ponderableonline
    chemist
    23 Sep '13 11:56
    Don't switch the dot on after a conditional move
  6. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    23 Sep '13 18:02
    Originally posted by mwmiller
    Knowing that someone made a move within the past 10 minutes is of little use. You can't even be sure they're still logged in. They may have completed their last move and left.

    Between your post and mine we have shown that the green dot is useless.
    It can be on but that member may have already left.
    It can be off but that member may still be logged in.
    It really doesn't tell us anything that is reliable or useful.
    I agree it's not overly useful and being logged in is irrelevant.
    I sometimes log in for an hour or so and do things with my clan or on the forums without actually making a move before logging off.
    However, if I feel like playing chess for a while, and provided I have no "urgent" games I will always make a move on the "green dot" games first and continue to play in those games until the dot goes off so in that respect it is useful.
    I think 10 minutes is about right.I rarely make a move in less than five after opening up a game so my "dot" would be on and off like a brides nightie if the time was reduced.
  7. Subscriber Ponderableonline
    chemist
    24 Sep '13 17:54
    the dot became much bigger, I liked the smaller one better
  8. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    24 Sep '13 17:56 / 1 edit
    You may need to do a ctrl f5 to reload a smaller image.

    edit : A larger image was uploaded briefly, but replaced. The original will still be cached in your browser.
  9. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    24 Sep '13 18:08 / 4 edits
    If your browser supports it (most will), the green dot will fade away over 10 minutes. After which it will disappear altogether. *

    Also, if you hover over the image, you will get more details about how long since the last move. Again, this is only if your browser supports it.

    *The image is only updated after each refresh, it doesn't happen live.
  10. Subscriber Ponderableonline
    chemist
    24 Sep '13 18:13
    Very well, posted too early. Just realized the features you pointed out.

    Great work!
  11. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    29 Sep '13 18:15
    Originally posted by Russ
    If your browser supports it (most will), the green dot will fade away over 10 minutes. After which it will disappear altogether. *

    Also, if you hover over the image, you will get more details about how long since the last move. Again, this is only if your browser supports it.

    *The image is only updated after each refresh, it doesn't happen live.
    I can hardly see the green dot.
    I don't mind the "fade" but could you make it a bit brighter please?
  12. Subscriber Kewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    29 Sep '13 22:18
    I like the new "hover and get the exact time lapse" function, it's made the green dot much more useful for me. I'd like to support a brighter starting colour too.
  13. 30 Sep '13 19:10
    Originally posted by Russ
    If your browser supports it (most will), the green dot will fade away over 10 minutes. After which it will disappear altogether. *

    Also, if you hover over the image, you will get more details about how long since the last move. Again, this is only if your browser supports it.

    *The image is only updated after each refresh, it doesn't happen live.
    If I hover over your image,
    will I learn how much you
    earned in the last 12 months?


  14. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    23 Oct '13 19:44
    Originally posted by venda
    I can hardly see the green dot.
    I don't mind the "fade" but could you make it a bit brighter please?
    Doesn't anyone else want the green dort to be brighter?
  15. Subscriber Kewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    23 Oct '13 21:34
    I've just thumbed up the requesting post, hopefully others will do so too.